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  Potassium Specimen Type:
  also known as K

Blood


Potassium is a member of the following panels :
Basic Metabolic Panel
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Electrolyte Panel

CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Gel Separator Tube 6 mL
  or:Gel Separator Tube 4 mL
  or: 3 mL Heparin Tube
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 3.5 5.1 mmol/L N/A
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A <2.8 >6.0 mEq/L N/A
Unit of measure: mmol/L
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 600 uL (FULL green top microtainer)
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Hemolysis
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital, room 1-013
For MCC deliver to: Lab -1st Floor, Room 1025, Processing Desk
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Ion Selective Electrode
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: K
CyberLAB code: 2107
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A